Saturday, July 29, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Forwarding agents block rail traffic
CHANDIGARH,  July 28 — Protesting against the lack of basic facilities at the goods unloading platform at the local railway station, forwarding agents, who deal in movement of goods, blocked rail traffic resulting in delay of more than an hour for over 3,000 passengers, including daily commuters, here this evening.

Latest filters for city tubewells
CHANDIGARH, July 28 — Maintaining tubewells will no longer be a losing proposition for the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) following a decision by the civic body to install state-of-the-art filters in its tubewells.

‘No satisfaction in govt set-ups’
CHANDIGARH, July 28 — Dr Jagmohan S. Varma, Head of the Department of Cardiology, PGI, who resigned his post on Monday, maintains that the financial crunch in the government sector and the slow pace at which advanced technology reaches institutes there has led to the exodus of certain doctors to private hospitals.

Showcasing exquisite marine heritage
CHANDIGARH July 28 — It was an evening full of joy, bliss, enthusiasm and generosity. Through the fashion divas of the stature of Bipasha Basu, Helen Brodie, Jesse, Sheetal Malhar, Mridula and others, the budding designers of the National Institute of Fashion Designing today conveyed a lot of sense at the Chandigarh Press Club.


Dimple Kapadia and Maneka Gandhi leave a garments store, Meena Bazaar, Mani Majra, after launching the use of paper bags in the shop on Friday Dimple, Maneka spread green message
CHANDIGARH July 28 — Art and commerce today joined hands for an eco-friendly cause. The Mani Majra branch of a popular garments shop, Meena Bazaar, invited National Award-winning actress Dimple Kapadia and the Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Ms Maneka Gandhi, to launch its shift from plastic bags to paper bags.

Taps go dry in four villages
CHANDIGARH July 28 — In at least four villages of Majri block water taps have gone dry and the villagers are without drinking water for the past 20 days.

Liquidator takes charge of Punwire
SAS NAGAR July 28 — On the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court a provisional liquidator took charge of the assets of Punjab Wireless Systems Limited (Punwire) here today. 


Workshop on human rights concludes
CHANDIGARH July 28 — The three-day workshop on “Human rights and international humanitarian laws” for the police and prison officers concluded at the Sector 26 Institute of Correctional Administration here.

Power bill centres to remain open
PANCHKULA July 28 — The Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (Urban) has decided to keep its all cash collection centres open in the district of Panchkula, Ambala, Yamuna Nagar, Kaithal, Kurukshetra, Karnal, Panipat, Sonipat, Jind and Jhajjar on July 29 and 30 in order to accept the payment of electricity bills.

‘Strengthen cooperative movement’
CHANDIGARH July 28 — The valedictory function of the refresher course for Cooperative Education Instructors of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh was held at the Regional Institute of Cooperative Management in Sector 32 here today.

The world in exchange
CHANDIGARH July 28 — AIESEC, a non-profit youth organisation, introduced the local students and young professionals to its Outgoing Exchange Programme, here today. The programme aims at providing young graduates an insight into temporary internship abroad.

Inner Wheel Club president installed
CHANDIGARH July 28 — Ms Santosh Gupta was installed the sixth president of the Inner Wheel Club of Chandigarh Midtown, district 308, for the year 1999-2000, here today.

Powermen stage dharna 
CHANDIGARH July 28 — Members of the UT Powermen Union staged a dharna in support of their demands here today.

Illegal mining denied
CHANDIGARH July 28 — The Nalagarh Stone Crushers’ Owners Association today clarified that stone crushers’ owners did not do any illegal mining in the Nalagarh areas as alleged in a news item published in certain newspapers on July 27.

Sinha visits Western Command
CHANDIGARH July 28 — The Governor of Assam, Lieut-Gen S.K. Sinha (retd), visited Western Command headquarters here today.

City’s ‘affluence, planning’ fascinates US professor
CHANDIGARH July 28 — Ms Judith Stein, Professor of History at the City College of New York and the Graduate Centre of the City University of New York, is fascinated by the affluence and planning of Chandigarh, saying it is different from an average Indian city.


ASI escapes from police custody
SAS NAGAR July 28 — An Assistant Sub-Inspector of Punjab Police arrested by the Vigilance Department, Punjab, in connection with a case of corruption escaped from the police custody at the Phase I police station. The ASI had been temporarily put in a cell at the police station after his arrest by a team of the vigilance department led by Inspector Zora Singh Brar.


Traders given relief cheques
ZIRAKPUR July 28 — The development works have been adversely affected since the quashing of the erstwhile Nagar Panchayat by the high court, but the Punjab Government will soon find out some concrete solution to the problem.


Admission process begins in PU
CHANDIGARH July 28 — Academic process for the new academic session got underway today in Panjab University with interviews for Departments of Economics, Philosophy and BA in Library Science yesterday.



N.K. Jain’s bail plea for another Bench
CHANDIGARH, July 28 — UT former Home Secretary N.K. Jain’s application for the grant of bail was today referred to another Bench by Mr Justice N.C. Khichi of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

HC asks Puri to appeal before CHB
CHANDIGARH July 28 — The Punjab and Haryana High Court today relegated Panjab University’s former Vice Chancellor M.M. Puri to file an appeal before the Chandigarh Housing Board Chairperson against the cancellation of allotment of a Mani Majra dwelling unit to him.

Lawyer’s revision petition dismissed
CHANDIGARH July 28 — The Punjab and Haryana High Court has dismissed a revision petition filed by an advocate, seeking restoration of an order restraining Sector 8 Parbhandak Committee Gurdwara Patshahi from raising construction on a plot, except in accordance with the plan sanctioned by the Estate Officer.

Dishonoured cheque: case dismissed
CHANDIGARH July 28 — The Judicial Magistrate (First Class), Ms Gurvinder Kaur, today dismissed the complaint of Mr K.K Kakkar, a resident of Sector 15, filed under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instrument Act against Raj Kumar in a case of dishonoured cheque.


Devang PatelRiding high on the crest of Patelscope
CHANDIGARH July 28 — He comes across as a bundle of energy — ever-ready to brim and ever-ready to take on and take over. Though fame was a little more generous to Devang Patel this time, with his latest album Patelscope hitting the top slot as far as the sales proceeds are concerned, this singer, unlike many others, is not a novice in the field.

Dance Blast-2000 on August 5
CHANDIGARH July 28 — The Arjan Star Group is going to hold Dance Blast-2000 on August 5 at Tagore Theatre

Rafi finals on July 30
CHANDIGARH, July 28 — The Yaadgar-e-Rafi Society will hold the final round of Rafi Awards-2000 on July 30 at 5 pm at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh .


Badminton tourney begins
CHANDIGARH July 28 — The sixth District Badminton Championship began today at Sector 7 Community Centre, Panchkula, with seeded players having smooth sailing into next rounds. The three-day meet is being organised by the District Badminton Association, Panchkula.


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